Ground Strike Protected

Protected from ground strikes

Simple key features that make all the difference to protect the magnet from ground strikes!

The OBLAST is a 52” inch wide powerful fork mounted forklift magnetic sweeper that is unique because of its ground strike protection features.  There’s plenty of fork mounted magnetic sweepers out there but the one thing you never, if rarely, see is one that won’t get damaged if it hits the ground.  And yet a fork mounted magnet can hit the ground if the forklift operator isn’t paying attention.  All it takes is the ground out front to start rising, or the back wheels to go over a bump and because of the distance between the forklift wheels and the magnet, the magnet can all of a sudden strike the ground.

The OBLAST addresses this issue with a rounded bottom front to back so no edge can “catch” the ground, an oversized steel frame that holds the stainless steel debris pan so that it won’t get bent, nesting of the debris pan immediately adjacent to the magnet so that it is supported and won’t bend if scuffed sideways, rounded bent debris pan sides so that once again there is no hard edge to “catch” the ground”,  generally solid steel and stainless steel construction, and a big 10.5” inch maximum pickup height so that the magnet can be operated a bit higher when picking up debris so there is less chance of hitting the ground.

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Oblast Fork Mount Magnetic Sweeper by Bluestreak Equipment

OBLAST forklift magnetic sweeper product overview video

Rounded Bottom and Sides Provide Ground Strike Protection

The OBLAST has rounded bottom and sides to prevent damage if the magnet strikes the ground during operation. 

The rounded bottom reduces the width of the bottom flat section and therefore limits inadvertent contact of the bottom with the ground as forklift wheel level positions change relative to the magnet level. This prevents magnet contact with ground as much as possible and if contact is made there are no sharp corners to “dig into” or “catch” on the ground, the magnet simply “scuffs” the surface alerting the operator to raise the magnet.

For further information see the CAD section showing the overall dimensions and profile of the OBLAST.

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The OBLAST is available in 1 magnet size only!

The OBLAST only comes in one 52” inch magnet size.  The magnet itself measures 6” inches Wide x 4” inches High x 52” inches Long. 

The OBLAST was kept to just one size because this fits most “normal” forklifts in use.  The 52” inch width is just wider than the forklift width including the forklift wheels to ensure the area directly in front of the forklift wheels is swept as you drive.

The 7” inch wide and 3.375” inch high fork pockets on the OBLAST are on 24” inch centers.  There are no FIT Guidelines for the OBLAST, if your forklift forks will accommodate these dimensions, the OBLAST will fit your forklift. 

See the CAD section for these dimensions and overall dimensions.

Oblast Fork Mount Magnetic Sweeper by Bluestreak Equipment

Demonstration of OBLAST magnetic sweeper picking up varied debris samples

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Connecting the OBLAST to your forklift is quick and easy!

How to connect the OBLAST magnetic sweeper to your forklift

Easy Debris Clean Off Feature

OBLAST Debris Clean Off Demonstration

The OBLAST has a flip down stainless Steel Debris Pan for Easy Clean Off and long life.

Just lift the magnet over a bin or dumpster and flip the Debris Pan down and all the debris will fall off into the bin. 

A detailed discussion and review of the Unique Debris Clean Off Features

The Debris Pan is very rigid and is not held up by the main magnet therefore it does not reduce main magnet effectiveness. 

There are UHMW bushings on the rotating stainless steel Debris Pan for long life and a solid feel.

The OBLAST forklift magnetic sweeper picks up ferrous metal debris of all types including nails, screws, nuts, washers, railway spikes, tent pegs, lag screws, wrenches, screw drivers, scrap fabrication pieces. 

Usually if you think you have a debris problem, the problem is actually much greater than you think.

Debris on bottom of OBLAST magnet

Debris Pan Features – Provide Ground Strike Protection and Durability

Oblast magnetic sweeper debris pan features 1
Oblast magnetic sweeper debris pan features 2
Oblast magnetic sweeper debris pan features 3

OBLAST Gauss Measurements

The OBLAST uses permanently charged grade C8 magnets that will never need to be recharged.  Power will never decrease, ensuring years of use.

Pickup Performance

The OBLAST will pick up a 2.5” inch nail when the bottom of the magnet is 10.5” inches off the ground providing plenty of pickup power performance in dirt and gravel and when operating on moving forklifts.   To maximize performance we recommend setting sweeping height at 2” to 6” inches in most situations.  The lower the better to increase performance.

Permanently Charged Grade C8 Magnets

The OBLAST uses permanently charged grade C8 magnets that will never need to be recharged.  Power will never decrease, ensuring years of use.

The OBLAST magnet is completely enclosed within the stainless steel magnet housing.  The magnet inside the housing is 6” inches wide  and 4” inches high and 52” inches long, unspaced.

Heavy Duty Construction

Steel construction designed for long term durability

Upward clamping Fork Pockets – provide the most secure connection

Many fork pocket designs have the threaded rod push directly down on the forklift forks until the fork is touching the top of the magnet and the rod is visible in the middle of the fork pocket.

Bent PinThe problem with these designs are that you are fighting gravity.  In these designs the fork is holding the weight by pushing up on a single point, which is the threaded rod.  As a result you see many threaded rods that are bent as they get jostled around during operation and under the load they bend. 

With the OBLAST’s upward clamping fork pockets, gravity is not being fought, it is being used.   When you pick the OBLAST up with the forklift forks, before tightening the clamps on the fork pockets, the fork is holding the weight by pushing up on the entire top of the fork pocket, so there is a solid connection between the forks and the fork pockets, with a large surface area between the forks and the fork pockets, this reduces sliding movements and ensures a solid connection.  By tightening the fork pocket clamps you make that connection even more secure.

This design costs a bit more to manufacture but it’s the safest and the best and therefore the right thing to do.

Additional Features

Oblast Specifications

Oblast Fork Mount Magnetic Sweeper by Bluestreak Equipment

Specification Details on the Oblast:

Oblast™ Series

Oblast 52

Sweeper Width52 inches
Cleaning MethodFlip down stainless steel debris pan
Sweeping Height AdjustabilityYes , continuous adjustment by using forklift to lift magnet up and down
Magnet TypeCeramic 8
Maximum Lifting Height (using a 2.5″ nail)10.5” inches
Total Sweeper Weight305 lbs
Total Shipping Weight330 lbs
Shipping Dimensions58”L x 21”W x 17”H

CAD Drawings

Oblast Fork Mount Magnetic Sweeper by Bluestreak Equipment
Oblast dimensions - front view
Oblast dimensions - side view

Replacement parts can be ordered on this website if needed.


Oblast Fork Mount Magnetic Sweeper by Bluestreak Equipment


$ 3699.99 USD
  • 52 inches wide
  • Lifting Height 10 1/2"
  • Sweeper weight 305 lbs
  • Shipping
    Weight: 330 lbs
    Length: 58 (in)
    Width: 21 (in)
    Height: 17 (in)

    SKU: OB52

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